Absolutely Cultured gets £198,000 boost to support Hull communities and local creatives
Chatty Hull 2019, Absolutely Cultured. Courtesy of Artlink Hull. Photo credit: Anete Soda.

Absolutely Cultured gets £198,000 boost to support Hull communities and local creatives

Hull’s Absolutely Cultured has been awarded £198,000 from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The funding will support the organisation’s plans over the next three years to increase cultural opportunities within Hull’s neighbourhoods as well as provide professional development and formal training for local creatives. Stephen Munn, CEO and Artistic Director of Absolutely Cultured said: “This is a fantastic endorsement of our plans and those of the city to ensure culture continues to have a meaningful role…

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Sleep…The Holy Grail

More and more clients are visiting me suffering from insomnia or sleep related issues including anxiety, stress and the inability to relax. I’ve been there myself and know how debilitating it can be so I decided to investigate the processes of sleep, health implications and why it has now become the twenty first century quest to achieve the  ‘Holy Grail’ of a perfect nights sleep. I’ve also done some personal training on Polysomnography (sleep study)…

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Worried About Getting Hacked?

Over 15,000 hacked email and social media accounts reported in one year. If a hacker got into your email or social media account, what would they find? Health and banking information? Names and contact details for your friends and family? Private photos and messages? For most people, it’s at least one of those. Your email and social media accounts contain a wealth of personal information about you, which makes them a lucrative target for cyber…

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Hull Truck Theatre are delighted to open their doors with an exciting new programme of socially-distanced shows as part of their Homecomings Season
The Greatest Play photo courtesy Savannah Photographic

Hull Truck Theatre are delighted to open their doors with an exciting new programme of socially-distanced shows as part of their Homecomings Season

Hull Truck Theatre will be safely welcoming audiences back to their Ferensway home with a summer programme of drama, music, comedy and family shows, following a year of closure. Headlining the Homecomings Season are three powerful monologues focused on love, loss and identity. All three of the monologues will also be available online, both as live streams and on demand, ensuring all audiences continue to have access to great theatre. The theatre have been working…

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HOUSE CLASSICS With The PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
HOUSE CLASSICS

HOUSE CLASSICS With The PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

2022 UK TOUR INCLUDING HOUSE MUSIC LEGENDS ROBIN S, KYM MAZELLE, ANGIE BROWN & BEVERLEY SKEETE CURATED BY & FEATURING DJ ANDREW GALEA They were the songs that defined an era– Show Me Love, Young Hearts Run Free, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), Finally – and the artists that defined an era – Robin S, Kym Mazelle, Angie Brown and Beverley Skeete – now for the first time, House Classics - celebrating the most iconic house tracks from the…

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Meet the University of Hull team tackling climate change through video gaming
University of Hull gaming

Meet the University of Hull team tackling climate change through video gaming

University of Hull students and staff are supporting a major digital conference which looks to use gaming to increase awareness of climate change. Victoria Bessonova and Hannah Marsden – both students at Aura’s Centre for Doctoral Training – have been joined by MSc Renewable Energy lead Dr Simon Waldman as mentors at Climate Jam, which started on Earth Day on April 22 and runs until May 2. Games at the Climate Jam covers a wide…

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The Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment
The Punch Hotel

The Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment

A popular city centre pub is getting ready to unveil its stylish new look after making the most of lockdown to complete its long-awaited refurbishment. The Punch Hotel in Queen Victoria Square reopened in September 2019 after being taken over by Forrest & Co who brought plans for a comprehensive makeover. The project was delayed first by bad winter weather and then by the disruption and uncertainty of Covid-19 but now the pub has been…

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Hull researchers in new trial to test mixed vaccines for Covid-19

Hull University Teaching Hospitals are to take part in a new trial to understand what happens when people receive different vaccines to protect them against Covid-19. The study will follow volunteers over the next 10 months to see if there is any benefit to a person’s immunity when they receive different forms of the vaccine. Researchers at Hull Royal and Castle Hill Hospital are aiming to recruit local people to the trial, particularly those from…

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Launch of tender process for creation of new maritime visitor centre
The North End Shipyard will become a new tourist attraction

Launch of tender process for creation of new maritime visitor centre

The creation of a new energy efficient visitor centre at North End Shipyard has moved a step closer with contractors now being invited to show an interest in delivering this element of the £30m Hull Maritime project. Interested contractors are now able to enter the first stages of a tender process by expressing an interest and completing a selection questionnaire. The staged approach will enable the Hull Maritime project to assess all bids before selecting…

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Helping people with cancer and Covid-19
Queen's Centre

Helping people with cancer and Covid-19

Hospital staff on a Covid ward have spoken of their work to care for patients with cancer who develop the virus. Ward 30, an oncology ward at the Queen’s Centre, looks after patients with complex symptoms of cancer. However, during the pandemic, the ward team have been looking after patients with cancer who have also been diagnosed with the virus. Ward Sister Hayley Butler said her entire team, including nursing staff, housekeeper and hygienist, ward…

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The Big Ask: children and young people in Hull asked what they need to live happier lives

Children and young people in Hull have the chance to give their views on what the Government should prioritise in planning the recovery from the coronavirus outbreak, as The Big Ask launches. The Big Ask is the largest ever national survey of children in England, driven by the new Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, who has begun a major review of the future of childhood. The online survey launches on 19 April and aims…

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Hull Truck Theatre are Setting The Stage to welcome audiences back to the building this summer
Setting The Stage

Hull Truck Theatre are Setting The Stage to welcome audiences back to the building this summer

Hull Truck Theatre are working with up-and-coming Yorkshire-based theatre designer, Caitlin Mawhinney to bring the theatre building back to life ahead of re-opening to audiences this summer after a 15-month period of closure. The artistic intervention entitled Setting The Stage will begin to grow over the coming weeks and be visible through the windows of Hull Truck Theatre’s iconic building on Ferensway for audiences and passers-by to enjoy. As Covid restrictions begin to ease, the theatre…

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Hundreds of young people in Hull getting a career kickstart
Hull Central Library

Hundreds of young people in Hull getting a career kickstart

Hull’s new Employment Hub is off to a flying start after helping hundreds of young people into potential new careers. Hull City Council is an approved intermediary for the Government’s national Kickstart Scheme, which creates fully funded six-month placements for 25 hours per week. The scheme, run by the Employment Inclusion Team in the Employment Hub on the first floor of Hull Central Library, was launched in the city in November. It offers paid roles in…

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University of Hull shines in first ever Knowledge Exchange Framework

The University of Hull has performed strongly in a new sector-wide assessment of university knowledge exchange. The Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) measures the efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge exchange in universities in seven key areas, providing a picture of how they engage with external partners to contribute both to the economy and society. Developed by Research England, it forms the third pillar of assessment of universities’ activities, alongside the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and the Research Excellence…

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Lifting the police tape – How fraud is investigated

Being a victim of fraud can have devastating and long-lasting implications for people. It’s the Economic Crime Unit’s job to investigate serious and complex fraud, and in the last two years, they’ve also developed their remit to include organised crime and money laundering. On top of that, the department has also developed a three-tier support programme to help ensure that all victims of fraud receive the correct fraud prevention advice. The team is made up…

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Status Quo Come To Hull

Status Quo make their first ever visit to the Bonus Arena, Hull on Wednesday, 2 March 2022. In September 2019, QUO performed a triumphant set at the massive Radio 2 ‘Festival in a Day’ event in London’s Hyde Park in front of 65,000 fans. That turned out to be their last UK show as the ‘Backbone’ Winter Tour of 2020 was cancelled in its entirety due to Covid-19.  Now, STATUS QUO are delighted to be able to announce their…

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Top Coach’s Quest for a Hull Olympian!
Russ Barber

Top Coach’s Quest for a Hull Olympian!

Russ Barber, one of the UK's most successful performance swimming coaches, is returning to his home ground of Hull to become Director of Swimming at Kingston Upon Hull Swimming Club. Barber has produced multiple Olympians, Commonwealth Games champions and hundreds of national champions. He has coached on over 30 Great Britain teams including the Olympic Games in Beijing, London and Rio, World and European Championships as well as 2 Commonwealth Games. Born and bred in…

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Hull schools invited to get involved in Rugby League World Cup competition

Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has launched a competition giving schools across England the chance to win an exclusive trophy visit and tournament merchandise. Pupils from schools across Hull have been challenged with showcasing why their city is the perfect host for this year’s tournament, which will see 21 nations arrive in England for what is set to be the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup in history. RLWC2021 is asking teachers to…

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More love for the Truelove Flag
Surface Cleaning with a soft bristle brush in combination with suction from a museum vac

More love for the Truelove Flag

A long due conservation treatment on the 147 year-old Truelove flag from the Hull Maritime Museum is now complete. The 15ft (4.57m) Truelove flag, dating back to 1873 and on display at height for more than 40 years on the main wall within the whaling gallery, was lowered by technicians on January to enable conservation work to take place. Once laid flat over an expanse of tables, a thorough inspection of the textile and photographic…

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